Alea Peister is a graduate of Biola University who holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is also an alumna of the Torrey Honors Institute, where she watched classical teaching methods cultivate intellectual humility, community and love of beauty in her and her peers. She knows she is just beginning a lifelong pursuit of learning, and is eager to invite students into the same journey. A favorite Biola memory is the semester she spent at Oxford University. While there, she focused on the novels and poetry of Victorian Britain, her favorite literary epoch. She also studied Shakespeare and Art History. When not reading, watching BBC miniseries or sharing coffee with friends, Alea loves to write, adventure with friends and family, sing in choirs and explore the visual and performing arts.